Emirates inks partnership with FlySafair

DUBAI, UAE 17 November 2020: Emirates airline and FlySafair announced an interline agreement, at the weekend that opens connecting flights on FlySafair’s network in South Africa.

Through the arrangement, Emirates and FlySafair plan to offer single-ticket travel and through tagging of baggage for travellers transferring from Emirates’ three gateways – Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban to FlySafair domestic points in South Africa, such as Port Elizabeth, East London and George.

Customers can also take advantage of connecting to FlySafair’s points, without backtracking to their initial destination when catching their flight back to Dubai. Customers can book their travel with EK offices and travel agencies.

Emirates senior vice president commercial operations for Africa, Badr Abbas said: “We are pleased to begin our interline partnership with FlySafair. Together, we will open up new travel opportunities and more choice for customers wishing to travel domestically.”

FlySafair chief marketing officer Kirby Gordon said: “As of November, we will be operating at our full capacity again, which will see us operating just over 75% of the available domestic seat capacity in South Africa. International traffic is still very limited given the various restrictions in place, but we are happy to report that there has been a slow and steady uptick in the volumes of flights we are selling through our connection agreements like that with Emirates.”

Emirates resumed its operations into Johannesburg, and Cape Town on 1 October, and Durban on 8 October, and is presently operating 17 flights a week into South Africa.

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